Should My Atlanta Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Dan Taylor

At your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Sometimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the decision is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Atlanta Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is affixed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Atlanta Home 

 
 
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and drapes over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they do with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for french and patio doors.

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Install The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To establish whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Atlanta and would love to help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 404-962-8517 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.